The following was copied from the 1961 Warrior. It was mechanically copied into text, which process could result in errors.
If you find any, please inform us.
SEPTEMBER 18, 1911
FROM 1918 TO 1946, Mr. Charles
P. Jester served as principal of Central. By 1918, Central was rapidly
reaching her maximum capacity of students. When the number reached
twenty-four hundred annually, two temporary buildings of four units each and
two additional rooms over the shop were built. When these did not ease the
situation, Central's ninth grade was moved temporarily to
IN FEBRUARY, 1934, to meet the
increased demand for athletic provisions, the city of
FOR YEARS the Memphis High School Alumni Association presented Scholarships to deserving high school graduates. Miss Eleanor Richardson, on coming to Central in 1924, presented the idea of establishing Central's own scholarship fund. Since books were not furnished by the school, students were asked to donate at the end of the year at least one of their school books to the "Bookstore." Under the chairmanship of Miss Richardson, and. later Miss Keith and Miss McGrath, profits from the sale of these books and other school supplies increased each year, and the number of scholarships increased proportionately. In 1928, under the chairmanship of Miss Elizabeth Horton, the bookstore was incorporated by the state and granted a charter. In 1929, a loan system was instituted through which Central graduates who had completed a year of college work could receive college loans. In 1960, thirteen scholarships were granted.*
THE WARRIOR, both newspaper and yearbook, has for fifty years accurately recorded Central's history. In 1911 enthusiastic journalists produced Central's first publication, "The Bulletin." This small magazine, containing literary contributions from the students, jokes, and editorials, later became the "Hi Standard," which also published reports of homerooms, athletics, and classroom activities. By 1925, the "Hi Standard" had been replaced by a four-page newspaper called the "Warrior." The February and June graduating classes each published a hardback yearbook of the same name. This publication, however, was published on such a tipsy financial foundation, that during the depression it had to give way to a paperback Senior Edition published annually. It was only after the war years of the forties that we were able to expand and, through new printing methods, produce the larger, more comprehensive "Warrior" of today. WARRIOR PUBLICATIONS have captured in print all of Central's accomplishments, progress, and ambitions. In 1961 they reveal Central standing even greater than in 1911.
SPORTS FOR A HALF CENTURY!
Major sports, minor sports! Almost all have existed at Central at one time or
another. But let's begin when Central did. . .
1911. Here we find football, baseball, and boys' and girls' basketball
dominating the sports scene. The small football squad of Central, then
called "High," with no city teams to play, opposed such teams as
AMONG COMPETITORS, Central has
always been outstanding. Her tradition of excellence was begun as the
century opened, when as
* (Webmaster note: Phil Aquino received one of the 1963 awards).
Building photographs by Catherine Dobbins (CHS '64) - click here
Click here to read about the Central-Tech Rivalry
The Graduating Class of 1932- Martha Johnson's (CHS '62) mother graduated thirty years earlier than she.
How many times was the school closed when you were there? Click here to read about some real closings.
School graduates have accomplished much. Some are listed here:
· Avron Fogelman - (1958) businessman and philanthropist
· Thomas Stern - (1939 - 43) Physician and Educator
Walters - (1949 - 52) Commissioner of Education for the State of
· Thomas Boggs (1959 - 62) Restaurateur
Paula Stern -
(1960 - 63) Chairwoman of the
· Charles Burson - (1959 - 62) Tennessee Attorney General
· Taylor Reveley - (1958 - 61) President, William and Mary
· Bill Sanderson - (1959 - 62) Actor
If you want to suggest someone for the above list, please contact us